The Minneapolis skyway system covers over nine miles and connects more than one hundred buildings and parking structures across the downtown core. The city claims that it is the largest such system in the world. The skyways connect commuters to their bus stops or parking ramps, and the system is especially busy at the lunch hour, when people in search of a meal can visit any of the dozens of skyways-level restaurants, while others don their walking shoes to hike the system for a midday workout. Not only do the skyways serve downtown workers during the weekday hours, they also help to deliver sports and theater patrons to venues around the city on evenings and weekends.
Whether designed as original parts of buildings or retrofitted into existing structures, the skyways bring visitors to some spectacular indoor spaces and provide unique views of streetscapes and building facades from the unusual vantage points created by these interesting structures. Our tour will bring us to many of these fascinating places, and (of course) our views of the city’s skyways and architecture will come off rain or shine.
This tour walks approximately 1.5 miles and is not ADA accessible.
The tour guide is Kristin Anderson.